Sunday, July 1, 2012

Cleveland Indians: Chris Perez, Asdrubal Cabrera named to AL All-Star team

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Air Quality Advisory for most of northeast Ohio issued for Thursday with a wave of hot and steamy weather on the way.
ODOT: State Route 82 eastbound closed between Olde 8 and SR 8 due to water main break. Detour is north on Olde 8 to State Route 8.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

There are no warnings or watches for the Akron/Canton area at this time. The previous tweet was a Short Term Forecast from NWS.
NWS: THESE SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 35 MPH AND RAINFALL AMOUNTS GREATER THAN 1 INCH.
NWS: A WIDESPREAD AREA OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE EAST TO WEST ACROSS NORTHERN OHIO AT 20 MPH.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

OSHP tells AkronNewsNow that it's not a serious accident, but it is blocking some lanes on I-77 SB north of Portage Street, haven't cleared.
I-77 SOUTHBOUND in Stark County north of Portage Street: Accident is blocking the leftmost passing lane, causing slowdowns.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Please help find Akronite Jorry Palm, missing since last Saturday. Photo and more: http://ping.fm/7egtu
Big changes ahead for University of Akron -- maybe a new Arena to replace the JAR? http://ping.fm/SP7FM

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summit County deputies on the scene at this hour, surrounding a house on Route 619 just past Mayfair Road. Witnesses say police have "guns drawn"; the Sheriff's office is only confirming "an incident" at this time.
Will Inman II of Akron convicted of killing wife Summer in Hocking County, could get the death penalty when sentenced.
Sheriff's Office: Avoid the intersection of Fortuna and Interstate Parkway in Green. There are wires down and the intersection is closed.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Kent State Golden Flashes advance to the College World Series: http://ping.fm/3hXaf
Accident U.S. 224 eastbound past Massillon Road, bad accident. Multiple rescue units at the scene, the road is closed.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

ODOT: SR 82 E/W between Chaffee Rd. and Carter Rd. in Sagamore Hills is currently closed due to downed utility lines. Closed for hours.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Summit and Stark counties until 11 a.m.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Chagrin Falls police have cancelled the earlier Amber Alert, with the wording: "Parties located safely by Pennsylvania State Police."
Akron Area Forecast: slight chance for t-storms, high 93! Details: http://ping.fm/YJwK9
Copley Memorial Day Parade details and events this holiday: http://ping.fm/LoroV

Sunday, May 27, 2012

As expected, the National Weather Service has cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all Ohio counties, including the Akron area.
Stormy weather to the north of us is weakening and moving into Pennsylvania...nothing heading in from the west at this time.
Severe weather warnings to the north/northeast of Akron/Canton have all been cancelled or have expired. Severe Thunderstorm Watch still up.
A pop-up storm or two in central/eastern Portage County...no warnings associated with those at this time.
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings to the north... Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Ashtabula Counties. What's popped up appears to be heading southeast.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect until 8:00 PM: Summit, Stark, Portage, Cuyahoga and other NE Ohio counties to the east...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mayor Plusquellic ranks near the bottom in social media response test by Channel 3 News: http://ping.fm/o66IW
An Akron bar accused of serving a Revere student alcohol before she crashed her car now under investigation http://ping.fm/unh3M

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Route 18, just west of the square in Medina, is CLOSED due to a fire. Fire officials say the road will be closed for several hours.
TRAFFIC: Accident reported on 76 east near Route 261. Right lane is blocked. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
A woman dies after driving into a Metro Park lake in Norton: http://ping.fm/kPn8i

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

It's official! Cavs Kyrie Irving is the NBA's Rookie of the Year.
FirstMerit to eliminate more than 300 jobs, outlines cuts this morning: http://ping.fm/SB0V3
If you thought allergies were bad, get ready for mosquito season in Summit County: http://ping.fm/EGTdX
FirstMerit Bank reveals branch closings- check to see if your location is impacted: http://ping.fm/CSS9R
Akron Mayor urges residents to come forward with recent crime info for a second time within a week. http://ping.fm/RGE0a

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Police round up 32 suspects in West Akron-- the latest on their plan and what else was found, update and video here: http://ping.fm/5JhRK
Akron Police join forces with law enforcement agencies to blind-side suspects: http://ping.fm/pOuck
Akron Police arrest 32 suspects in a violent crime crackdown near Copley Road in West Akron. More details to come.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Slight error in our last onscene tweet - APS budget cut total is $18 million, not $13 million. Complete story on AkronNewsNow.com now...
Akron school board approves $13 million in cuts proposed by Supt James
Akron school budget recommendations: Much more later on AkronNewsNow.com
Even if APS supt James' recommendations are approved, district needs to cut at least another $3 mill in FY2013, maybe $2 mill more (colls)
These are final recommendations by APS Supt James, board hasn't voted on them or five year budget plan yet (latter due by 5/31).
APS staff cuts do not include early retirement so far. Incentives have boosted that, but numbers aren't yet final.
Akron Schools superintendent comes up with $18 million in cuts, 139 teachers, 202 total staff cuts for FY2013 recommendatios
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Friday, May 4, 2012

Update: turns out the little kids rescued from a burning Falls apartment building today may have been home alone. http://ping.fm/uJQjK

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Indians are still in a rain delay at Progressive Field... Aeros have cancelled today's game with Altoona at Canal Park. 1:05 DH makeup Sun.
Rain moving into the Akron/Canton area, and postponing start of Indians game (@1590WAKR). But a Freeze Watch is up late tonight, after rain.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Two lanes are now open on SR 82 - both eastbound and westbound from Brandywine Rd. to SR 8. The middle two lanes remain closed for roadway repairs.
Westbound lanes on Rt. 82 just west of Rt. 8 is still CLOSED in Macedonia due to a water main break. Two eastbound lanes have reopened.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

SR 82 closed from Brandywine Rd. to SR 8 due to a water main break. The detour is old 8 or SR 8.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Light pole fell over on I-76 east just after the Central Interchange, backup through the Central. Only right hand lane open.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic's office reporting former Mayor John Ballard is dead. Ballard served 1966-80.
Power outage info at your fingertips in easier to use mobile form. http://ping.fm/7oVn2
Construction has CLOSED I-277 E from the Kenmore Leg to 77 for 28 days. Detour: Kenmore Leg to 76 East/77 South to 77 South to 277 west.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shaw JCC officials tell AkronNewsNow.com that a funeral for Shaw will be held Wednesday at 11 AM at the JCC...much more coming on ANN.
Jerry Shaw was chairman emeritus of Akron-based Sterling Jewelers, and Akron's Shaw Jewish Community Center is named for him.
AkronNewsNow has confirmed that Akron businessman and community leader Jerry Shaw died Saturday at the age of 93.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Here's the Late April Snow Picture for western PA... looks like nothing that bad is expected this far west into Ohio. http://ping.fm/2LKlM
No, not here. But if you have friends in the Western PA suburbs of Youngstown, there's a Winter Storm Watch Sun-Mon for 6 inches of snow!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

TRAFFIC: Heavy delays Rt. 8 North at Glenwood due to a 3 car accident. Left two lanes blocked.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Nothing says Indians baseball more than a game after the snow melts. Looks like we're on 1590 WAKR for Indians-White Sox at noon.
TRAFFIC: US 224 eastbound at SR 43 in Mogadore is now OPEN.
TRAFFIC: US 224 EB at SR 43 in Mogadore CLOSED due to a traffic accident.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Cavs ink Lester Hudson to another 10-day contract. No brainer; he's averaging 12.7 ppg and 23.8 minutes per game.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Akron remembers Stan Bober, who passed away last night. He would have been 80 in June. http://ping.fm/qocBa

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Federal judge rules Ohio can go ahead with April 18 execution of Portage County killer Mark Wiles.
Traffic: 77 south exit ramp from 76 westbound is CLOSED due to a traffic crash. Suggested detour is 76 west to 277/US 224.
TRAFFIC: Overturned Semi blocking the ramp to 77 South on 76 West. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Live coverage now on WAKR as massive twisters rip across Dallas-Fort Worth.

Monday, April 2, 2012

CAK now officially a Southwest airport with new service to Dayton, Midway and Denver. AirTran routes to continue. CAK akroncantonairport

Saturday, March 31, 2012

UPDATE: The Ohio State Highway Patrol tells AkronNewsNow that the closed section of U.S. 224 in eastern Summit County is once again open.
There's a Frost Advisory in effect for most of Northeast Ohio, including Akron and Canton, from midnight until 9 AM Sunday...
Authorities tell us there are no large vehicles (trucks, etc.), just cars, and no reports of any fatalities in the US 224 crash at 532.
US 224 is still closed due to a 6 car accident at Ohio 532 on Summit/Portage Co. line. East Waterloo Road can be quick alternate.
Er, we meant East Waterloo Road is separate from U.S. 224 between Neal Road and 532.
Oh, and East Waterloo Road is separate from 532 at that point, and can get you around locally...though it's probably somewhat busy.
U.S. 224 ACCIDENT has road closed from Ohio 532 to Neal Road. I-76 would be your obvious east/west alternate.
AVOID U.S. 224 AT OHIO 532 (Summit/Portage Line). Officials say as many as 6 cars in an accident there has forced closure of 224.
AVOID U.S. 224 AT OHIO 532 (Summit/Portage Line). Officials say as many as 6 cars in an accident there has forced closure of 224.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Streetsboro: evacuations of residents at Camelot Village Park, gas leak on Frost Rd. Camelot Village Community Center serving as shelter.
BREAKING FirstEnergy to take over major sponsor role for All-American Soap Box Derby.

Friday, March 23, 2012

The closure at Ohio 303 and old Route 8 - ODOT tells us it is a traffic crash. It'll be closed until about 6 PM, per ODOT.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

TRAFFIC: Akron police advising drivers to AVOID Glenwood Ave. at Dan St./Fouse Ave. due to traffic accident. Detour to E. Tallmadge Ave.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

First small group of showers/storms heading into Akron looks like it has weakened somewhat. Heaviest stuff still Mansfield/Ashland/Bucyrus
Urban/small stream flood advisory for Cuyahoga County and flood advisory for Lorain County. All of us under flood watch until 11 PM...
Spotty showers and storms approaching the Akron area at this hour. Flood warnings far off to west. Doesn't look that heavy on radar here.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Brown Street is about to be closed for one block: Lindenwood to Reed, due to the fire on Reed. Just don't go south of N. Firestone Blvd...
Firefighters on the scene on Reed Avenue about 5 blocks from I-77. Sounds like everyone is out of the house.
A garage fire at a home in Firestone Park is reportedly sending visible smoke to I-77 nearby...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The roundup is DONE! Horse found, no traffic dangers, all is well in Remsen Corner. http://ping.fm/tEAlE

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

TRAFFIC: SR 21 northbound to I-76 eastbound exit ramp is CLOSED due to a crash. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
TRAFFIC: Overturned semi on 76 West near Route 21. Motorists are advised to avoid that area if possible.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Buckeyes are seeded #2 in East Regional (Pittsburgh). Will play 3/15-16. Loyola is 15 seeds.
NCAA: Ohio State Buckeyes will meet Loyola (MD) in the East Regionals. Oh, MSU opens up their play...against Long Island, in Columbus...
Ohio State loses Big Ten championship to Michigan State... Spartans 68, Buckeye 64...
OSU loses to Michigan State 68-64 -- figure the NCAA won't forget the Buckeyes when those bracket drawings start falling.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ohio Bobcats drop Zips 64-63.
Firestone falls to Medina 60-55; congrats tho to Coach Dave Milo and the Falcons, and good luck Bees!
Congrats to the Dragons! East tops NDCL 68-52. Indians on 1590 WAKR v Padres then Firestone-Medina tipoff 7p.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

TRAFFIC: Left lane blocked on 76 EB before the Central Interchange due to an accident.
TRAFFIC: US 422 eastbound near Bancroft Road in Portage County is currently CLOSED due to a crash. The detour is SR 282 to SR 305.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Nearly final returns: Woodridge schools emergency levy, Norton Fire/EMS levy both fail, Falls schools renewal passes.
Falls, Manchester schools up but Woodridge down by 199 with 3 precincts to go.
Steve Barry (SC sheriff Dem winner): "I appreciate the trust and faith voters put in myself, look forward to this challenge."
Updating County Council races: Kurt, Comunale. Congrove-Feeman and Crawford-Suboticki now too close to call with 19 precincts left total.
Done: Sykes, Colavecchio skate to easy primary State Rep wins.
AP projects Josh Mandel as winner of Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Ohio...no surprise. Mandel vs. Sherrod Brown in Nov...
Some Norton precincts now in...EMS/Fire levy is way too close to call.
Summit County: Walsh, Barry, Kurt, Comunale, Congrove, Crawford with more than 50% in. http://www.akronnewsnow.com/news/local/item/25863-primary-election-the-local-results
Note: as of yet, no non-absentee returns still in Norton.
Statewide results on US Senate race no surprise; it'll be Brown v Mandel come November.
Summit County school issues: too early, just trickling in now for Woodridge, Falls, Manchester & Norton Fire Levy.
Half Summit vote in: Walsh, Barry, Sykes, Kurt, Comunale, Congrove on a roll. Ohio GOP lead held by Santorum but very close. http://ping.fm/8NPMz
About half the vote counted in Summit County's primary election at this hour, and earlier trends continue to hold up.
Follow the Summit County results as they come in: http://ping.fm/JQBOU
Some issues: Norton EMS/Fire too close to call, but only absentee ballots still in from Norton at this hour.
Summit County sheriff (D): Still Barry over Martucci, 53-46%, about 8% of the vote in.
Summit County Council: Ex-member Congrove leads over now-incumbent Jerry Feeman in Ward 6. Crawford, Comunale, Kurt all lead.
Summit County absentee results are in...complete list here: http://ping.fm/Wou8q
ABC News says it's too early to call an Ohio Republican presidential winner, but "it's a two man race" (Romney/Santorum, obviously).
Still waiting for Summit County's first absentee results. They're usually in around this time, so it should not be much longer.
The AkronNewsNow election coverage team is at the ready tonight: Larry States, Amani Abraham, Aaron Coleman, Mike Ward and Matt Hartong...

Monday, March 5, 2012

Akron school board has indeed voted to close Rankin, Barrett and Essex elementary schools (the news from ANN's Aaron Coleman).

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Light snow showers here in West Akron this afternoon...maybe an inch of snow today, a little more overnight. And baseball on 1590WAKR today!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Springfield superintendent: hated sending kids home for this, but better safe than sorry. http://ping.fm/RAEEL
Springfield HS students can be picked up at Assembly of God 1551 Canton Rd. - school closed after threat, threat not credible at this point.
Springfield High students heading home; no classes rest of the day after threat, even though deemed "not credible" at this time.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Prosecutors: 3 agg murder charges, 2 attempted agg murder, 1 felonious assault against accused Chardon shooter TJ Lane.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Quick snapshot of what happened in juvenile court today in TJ Lane Chardon shootings case. http://ping.fm/gDFeC
Prosecution has until March 1 to file charges against TJ Lane. He is not formally charged now, March 19 hearing on moving to adult court.
Update on TJ Lane in Chardon shootings case - he will remain in detention. Lane tells the juvie court he understands his rights.
Hearing now for TJ Lane in Chardon High case - lawyers given gag order talking to media, reporters asked to be responsible by judge.
Summit bomb squad clears Green High, students sent home early.
Students at Green High School heading home after classes scrubbed on possible threat; students told to wait at Stadium for pickup or buses.
Breaking: third fatality in Chardon high school shootings.
TRAFFIC: Accident cleared on Rt. 8 North before Graham Road.
TRAFFIC: Rt. 21N at I-76 is cleared. In Cuyahoga Falls: Rt. 8N before Graham Road is blocked due to an accident. Avoid section if possible.
TRAFFIC: The exit ramp on Rt. 21 North to I-76 East is now CLOSED in Norton due to a 3 car accident.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Confirmed: one student in Chardon shootings is dead.
TRAFFIC: All lanes are now OPEN on 71 North between Route 83 and the I-76 Interchange.
TRAFFIC: I-71 NB, about 2 miles south of the I-76 interchange, is reduced to one lane due to a tractor trailor crash. Right lane is OPEN.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Police issue alert for missing elderly Stark County couple. http://ping.fm/NNsKO
Tonight after 8p news on WAKR, streaming on WAKR.net and @AkronNewsNow -- listen to full State of Akron Schools address.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Congrats to Keith Dambrot and the Zips on 79-68 win over BGSU - one of 12 teams to win 20 games each of past seven seasons.
Akron superintendent David James: up to 300 layoffs IF APS have to cut $22 million from budget. Developing...
TRAFFIC: Exit ramp CLOSED on I-480 EB at Route 82 in Twinsburg due to a car crash.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Akron leaders remember Susan Hamo, longtime executive director of Convention and Visitors Bureau, who died today. http://ping.fm/w29CQ

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Akron police are working on a rolled over semi-truck on the NORTH end of the Kenmore leg on the ramp to I-76 WESTBOUND. Ramp will be closed.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Summit GOP Straw Poll 2012: Rick Santorm your big winner -74% of over 1000 votes cast

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Goodyear reports first annual profit in three years; "best performance" since 2000 says CEO. http://ping.fm/CAVN8

Monday, February 13, 2012

Akron school superintendent David James proposes three school closings as early part of budget cuts
TRAFFIC: Due to multiple accidents, the Akron Police Department is advising drivers to avoid 77N between Wilbeth and Archwood for 1 hour.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

ODOT says 71 northbound to 271 open after tanker wreck; southbound still one lane but expected to clear within the hour.
ODOT: I-271 in Medina County, near the I-71 interchange, is reduced to one lane in each direction due to a rolled over semi.
Up and at 'em -- limited closings but some roadways still slick. Take it slow this morning. http://ping.fm/IJj9Q
Winter's message: "forget January, I'm back." Snow parking ban in Akron until six Monday night. http://ping.fm/POPXW

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I-76 WESTBOUND at Ohio 43 is closed yet again due to accidents. ODOT: 43 SOUTH to 224 WEST to I-77. Expected to reopen in about two hours.
WINTER STORM WARNING now in effect for Summit-Portage-Cuyahoga until 9 PM. Additional 2-4 inches of snow expected.
ODOT says 76 WESTBOUND is open again at 532. Traffic cameras show once-backed up traffic from there moving slowly through east Akron.
Bath Township reports "multiple" crashes in this weather. Then again, so is everyone else.
If you're stuck along I-76 or anywhere else and have a camera phone, feel free to post a pic...Facebook, Twitter or E-Mail to news@rcrg.net.
Basically, if you're thinking of going into Portage County via I-76 this afternoon, DON'T.
PLACE TO AVOID: I-76, particularly in Portage County. Brimfield PD says crashes involve "25+ vehicles". White out conditions.
Not lengthy at this time but here's the closing list -- more snow to come later today. http://ping.fm/DvUPC

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cuyahoga Falls police say they're still working on those faulty traffic light controllers, Route 8 ramps at Broad Boulevard are still closed

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hear it live now: UA President Proenza, APS Superintendent James on groundbreaking scholarship plan. http://ping.fm/O76gN

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

BREAKING Falls Law Director says City isn't required to provide family rate to same-sex couple -- but can overrule parks board if it wants.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

TRAFFIC: Accident reported on Rt. 224 west before I-76. Delays from Waterloo Road.

Friday, February 3, 2012

77 SOUTHBOUND from Akron-Canton Airport should be fine, now...we're told the earlier accident closing the fast lanes is long clear.
Tipsters tell us that accident we told you about I-77 SOUTHBOUND by CAK is backing up traffic now to South Arlington Road...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tressel wardrobe note: no vest for Akron newser but he is wearing blue jacket with yellow tie -- Zippy color scheme. 'Roo on the tie?
Tressel at U of A: "Vice President of Strategic Engagement."
The Vest is back! Jim Tressel back at the University of Akron, will work on administrative duties and not athletics. Newser starts at 10a.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

TRAFFIC: Route 224 west @ Massillon Road is now OPEN.
TRAFFIC: Route 224 west CLOSED @ Massillon Road due to a multiple car accident.
TRAFFIC: Multiple car accident @ 224 West in front of Lockheed Martin. Expect delays.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

That was quick...a quick shot of white coating in West Akron, but the snow's headed out already. Treated roads are OK...
Be careful out there...the winds out there now in West Akron are creating some blowing snow while this is still here.
NWS has cancelled the Wind Advisory: "...sustained winds should remain below the 31-39 mph range with most gusts below 46 mph. "
Snowflakes are now flying at the Akron Radio Center on West Market Street...but radar shows this won't be here for long.

Friday, January 27, 2012

NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that ex-Vikings coach Brad Childress comes to the Browns as offensive coordinator...
TRAFFIC: Rt. 30 near Alabama Avenue is now OPEN in both directions after an early morning tanker crash.
TRAFFIC: Streetsboro - Rt. 303 CLOSED between Stone Rd. and Jefferson St. due to flooding
TRAFFIC: Stark County - Rt. 30 near Alabama Avenue is CLOSED in both directions due to a tanker crash.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

For 47 years APD officer Frank Mancini paid the price for a stop with a bullet that paralyzed him. Now his journey is taking him home. http://ping.fm/MYqzD

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

That accident on Route 8 NORTHBOUND past Perkins has been cleared...just in time for regular afternoon rush hour traffic to fill in.
DEVELOPING: Cuyahoga Falls rec center board reconsidering family membership policy after same-sex couple flap.
Route 8 NORTHBOUND is a near parking lot again, a crash just past the Perkins exit. You're backed up to the Central Interchange.
Good news out of CAK: Southwest Airlines announces Akron/Canton is one of 22 AirTran cities staying aboard their network....
In Norton: The exit ramp will be CLOSED on Rt. 21 NB at Rt. 585 until noon. Crews will be cleaning up the roads.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

TRAFFIC: In Norton...Barber Road CLOSED between 76 and Morgan Street for utility work. Closure is expected to last between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wadsworth high school given all clear, students back in classes. Some may have left during PD search of building.
Wadsworth High students moved to middle school while police search building after anonymous threat. No injuries, all kids safe, dry, warm.
TRAFFIC: Norton police say Rt. 21 Northbound, north of Rt. 585 is OPEN. You can still expect delays and slick spots on the roads.
TRAFFIC: In Norton, Route 21 Northbound CLOSED at the Dorothy overpass due to a high number of accidents. North of Rt. 585.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FirstEnergy figures up to five thousand without power in greater Akron area after 60 mph winds blew through.
Report of a tree into a Kenmore home, on Ninth Street SW -- investigating now.
Report: power line down Glenmount and Waterloo contributing to Firestone Park power outages. Treat power lines down as potential fatal!!!
Severe thunderstorms moving east but still leaving behind high wind damages.
Winds take down trees S. Hawkins near Delia, also reports of tree down on Trail Ave. along Manchester. Seeing damages? @akronnewsnow
TRAFFIC: Some traffic lights out near the intersection of Brittain Road and Tallmadge Avenue due to a power outage.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Reports of heavy lake effect snow up in the snowbelt, Lake/Geauga/Ashtabula. Enjoy Akron instead...maybe very light flurries, if that!
The all clear's been sounded on the ramp from Route 21 to Route 585/Wooster in Norton. An earlier semi overturn has been cleared...

Friday, January 13, 2012

21 SB at 76 now reopened; Rt 8 NB at Perkins has an accident in the left-hand lane.
Norton PD closing 21 southbound at I-76 due to tractor-trailer wreck; hope to have it reopened by 2p.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Gov. Kasich appoints Amy Corrigall Jones to Summit Common Pleas bench.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ODOT says crash SR 18 westbound at SR 94 cleared.
ODOT: SR 18 westbound at 94 closed at this time due to an accident. Not sure when it'll be reopened.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wow...a VERY big hit for Ohio's auto economy from Honda. Dispatch on new auto plant for Acura NSX revival. http://ping.fm/BxjVc

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

FOP President Paul Hlynsky easily re-elected to eighth term. akronnewsnow.com/news/local/item/16751-fop-president-hlynsky-re-elected-handily

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

TRAFFIC: Poor driving conditions reported in Portage County. Snow covered roads and poor visibility.
Up and at 'em with Akron and Canton-area school closings. http://ping.fm/Sb9yp

Monday, January 2, 2012

Add to the I-77 mess - report of an accident before Ghent Road on northbound 77. "Not bad yet", we're told, but be careful out there!
Highway Patrol says poor driving conditions on I-77 near the rest area near Bath, and poor conditions on I-271 - careful in Northern Summit!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Traffic cameras showing a slow run up I-77 pre-Browns game. Last time in months! Game is on 97.5 WONE and 1590 WAKR at 4:15....